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Grateful Dead Live at Alexandra Palace on 1974-09-11

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Grateful Dead Live at Alexandra Palace on 1974-09-11

Topics Soundboard

One Scarlet Begonias ; Mexicali Blues ; Brown Eyed Women ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Sugaree ; Jack Straw ; Row Jimmy ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Tennessee Jed ; Big River ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Playing In The Band

Two Seastones > Eyes Of The World > Jam > Space > Jam > Wharf Rat > Space

Three Around And Around ; Ship Of Fools ; Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Sugar Magnolia

Encore U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London, England

Source Reel master > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN
Lineage aud>cass master>1st gen cass>2nd gen cass>CDR>EAC>patch


extensive notes in text file


Reviewer: eyeballjackson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2014
Subject: a rare jam with ned and the band
one of the rare "phil & ned"/seastones jams where garcia and billy sit in, seguing gracefulliy into an elegant eyes/wharf rat. this makes it a must-listen for fans of the '74 jams, and a good introduction to the underappreciated genius of ned lagin.

The Seastones sequence begins with a minimalist thump, with Mr Lesh involved in a call-and-response with the logarhythmic beat of Lagin's modulated synth rumble. Jerry steps in with some spidery licks that teaze Lagin toward wilder oscillations that sweep the stereo field, evoking the experience of the wall of sound. billy arrives five or so minutes in, leading to a building intensity of interplay until ned finally generates a sqeualing, scraping banshee sounding lead synth tone that scrapes your inner ear like a titanium brillo pad. once this subsides there is a tranqul pweriod that allows your consciousness to settle back down your spinal column to your pineal gland. The band settles into an electrically-enhanced jazzy wave with keith on electric piano, setting the stage for they drama of the eyes jam that awaits. five stars.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2012
Subject: My opinion is just that...
Don't like it...don't read it!
Reviewer: nilrem - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2012
Subject: stuck up......
one reviewer claims phil and ned saves this show while the review right beneath that says that phil and ned sucks......get your head out of your ass, its a dead show.
Reviewer: mnoones - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2011
Subject: phil and ned is the only thing that saves this
the rest is a bit ho hom
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2011
Subject: Nothing to write home about...
Although not quite as good as the preceeding night, the band is able to hold it together for another performance. Highlights of the first set include an extended show opening Scarlet Begonias that is packed with some great jamming, and a set closing 23 minute performance of Playing in the Band filled with jazzy excursions and dynamic interplay (DP #7). I'm not going to go into the Phil and Ned segment (I just don't have the patience for these), but this is one of the better ones (with Jerry contributing for a portion), if that's your kind of thing. Ned continues to sit in for a rather uniquely jammed out rendition of Eyes of the World. Lagin contributes to this one significantly at times and it's rather cool hearing the twin keyboard sound and some interesting interplay with both Jerry and Phil. It's an excellent rendition, in spite of some less than stellar vocals, featuring a nice Weir/Lesh duet towards its conclusion. Also noteworthy is the jazzy outro jam of this suite making for a rather interesting transition into Wharf Rat. (94 pts)
Reviewer: snoochieboochies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2010
Subject: Babygabonga!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,... Mmmmmmmmister Philip Lesh! Blinkin' hard to this one... see my furrowed brow? Sugaree. Playin'. Eyes. Space. Are you kiddin' me? My mouth is an O. Backflips!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2009
Subject: 9-11-74
Incredible! Sound quality is great. It's always nice to listen to shows when Jerry was young and healthy.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2009
Subject: Two Seastones, An Eyes Stronger and One Space
Tremendous second set ends with an incredible AUD patch Sunshine Daydream and encore US Blues.

A 10 out of five stars.
Reviewer: shermski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2009
Subject: :)
Some crazy pretty music.
Reviewer: Sedula - - August 29, 2009
Subject: Not Stronger Than Dirt
Buscameby said: "Its a matrix of a Dick's picks and secondly it has the first "Stronger than Dirt".

I don't think that is stroinger than dirt. This is a jam that is on almost all '74 Eyes and while it sounds close to "Stronger Than Dirt" it isn't. I've played guitar professionally for 35 years and can play both this jam and "Stronger Than Dirt". Another example of someone reading too much into a Dead jam!!
Reviewer: )€-\) H€-\) - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2009
Subject: Read the extensive notes ....
This is not from dicks picks, why would the archive patron lie? he explains the whole process thoroughly in his notes in the TEXT area. Making wild claims that this is from dicks picks may get it ripped off the air. that would be a shame, because this is nice.
Reviewer: buscameby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2009
Subject: a great new jem
Several things caught my attention on this release.

Its a matrix of a Dick's picks and secondly it has the first "Stronger than Dirt".
According to "Set the first wasn't till Kezar Stadium show in 75'.

The Playin is tremendous, a great show from a great era!
Reviewer: ah_uh_oh_um - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" September 11, 1974 at the Alexandra Palace, London, England, United Kingdom


Classic 1974 Sound/Performance.

Seastones is superb. It's nice to hear Ned and the DEAD make music. I always loved the GRATEFUL DEAD doing feedback. Seems with the newer cleaner amps the feedback stuff was cleaned out....too bad.

A "Must Have" show for all collectors of 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection. It is not an audience recording. Only U.S. Blues is an audience recording.

I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to download/stream this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.

If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.

Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.

Repeat these steps for each song.


Take the "audio out" of the "headphone jack" on your computer and hook it up to the "input" on your Reel-to-Reel, Cassette, Beta-Max, VHS, CD, DVD, MP3 recorder and record it in real time....duh?

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD....for tomorrow we may die.....

Thanks for the LOVE from 1974.

Wanna bet Ned has no clue this is here?

PS: The Red Coats got a real treat from some West Coast Yanks this night.
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